BCB Bancorp Inc. in Bayonne, N.J., said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter earnings fell 80% from a year earlier, to $434,000.

The $634 million-asset company increased its loan-loss provision by 33%, to $600,000.

Earnings for the year rose 8%, to $3.75 million. BCB attributed that increase to noninterest income of $931,000, compared with a noninterest loss of $2 million in 2008.

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